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Black & Blue Salvia

This is a complete contrast to the "normal" blue salvia varieties that we see in this area. Black and Blue is taller and will definitely spread faster and larger than the other Salvia varieties (May Night, etc.) Black & Blue has gorgeous cobalt blue with black blooms that emerge from black whorls along the tall flower spikes, rising from the lush, green, aromatic foliage. Excellent for adding dark, dramatic contrast to any garden. Sensational season-long, heat-loving color for sunny beds and borders. She will drop seeds within your garden and replant new plants. At maturity, this plant reaches 2' tall and 3' wide. Butterflies and Hummingbirds love this plant!

Black and Blue Salvia, scientifically known as Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is native to South America.

To ensure the thriving growth of Black and Blue Salvia, plant it in well-draining soil and provide it with full sun to partial shade exposure. This plant enjoys regular watering, especially during hot and dry periods, but be cautious not to overwater to avoid root rot. Applying a balanced fertilizer once or twice a month during the growing season can enhance blooming and overall health.

At maturity, Black and Blue Salvia typically reaches a height of 3 to 4 feet (90 to 120 cm) and spreads about 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm) in width. This perennial is hardy in USDA Zones 7 to 11. Its upright, bushy growth habit and striking flowers make it an excellent choice for borders, mixed plantings, or as a focal point in the garden.

Black and Blue Salvia is not considered toxic to humans, according to available information. However, as with any plant, it's essential to avoid ingesting large quantities of the plant material. Additionally, while it's generally safe, it's best to keep pets away from the plant, as some pets may experience mild gastrointestinal upset if they consume it.

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